A 36-year-old member asked:
What to do if i am developing schizophrenia?
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psychiatry 20 years experience
Evaluation: You should be evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine if you truly have schizophrenia. They can then start the right course of treatment for you. Peak periods of onset are usually late adolescence and early adulthood.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Could i be at risk of developing schizophrenia?
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Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
You are past the age: Generally schizophrenia is recognized in young adulthood or late teens. It is possible to have psychotic symptoms arise in older people, but they'd probably not be schizophrenia related. See a psychiatrist to describe the symptoms that concern you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how i could develop schizophrenia?
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Specializes in Psychiatry
Two fold: Current belief is that an individual inherits or developers a genetic vulnerability and this can manifest as schizophrenia in the context of stress. Stress varies from going away to college to drug use to trauma, etc.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
How do I know if I am developing schizophrenia?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Evaluation: This site may be helpfull: http://schizophrenia.Com/diag.Php. It provides education about schizoprhenia and you can see if you meet many criteria with an on-line test. You shouldn't try to diagnose yourself. It is best to be evaluted by a trained professional.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2014
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